Generating IP Output Products - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Design Flows Overview (UG892)

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IP output products are created to enable synthesis, simulation, and implementation tools to use a specific configuration of the IP. While generating output products, a directory structure is set up to store the various output products associated with the IP. The folders and files are fairly self-explanatory and should be left intact. The Vivado Design Suite generates the following output products:

  • Instantiation template
  • RTL source files and XDC constraints
  • Synthesized design checkpoint (default)
  • Third-party simulation sources
  • Third-party synthesis sources
  • Example design (for applicable IP)
  • Test bench (for applicable IP)
  • C Model (for applicable IP)
Tip: In Project Mode, missing output products are automatically generated during synthesis, including a synthesized design checkpoint (DCP) file for the out-of-context flow. In Non-Project Mode, the output products must be manually generated prior to global synthesis.

For each IP customized in your design, you should generate all available output products, including a synthesized design checkpoint. Doing so provides you with a complete representation of the IP that can be archived or placed in revision control. If future Vivado Design Suite versions do not include that IP, or if the IP has changed in undesirable ways (such as interface changes), you have all the output products required to simulate, and to use for synthesis and implementation with future Vivado Design Suite releases.